Sunday March 1st, 2015
Sunday March 1st, 2015
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How I went evangelising on the streets of Italy— Beatrice Omorogbe, Italy-based evangelist

  /   in Feminista 12:38 am   /   Comments

Beatrice

In an era where young ladies travel thousands of miles with unapologetic tenacity to get-rich-quick by engaging in sex trade in countries such as Italy, meeting Beatrice Omorogbe would send goose pimples down anyone’s spine.

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I want my programme to be quoted like CNN – Udy Umondak

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Udy Umondak

Udy Umondak has done it all, seen it all and got a t-shirt, as the saying goes: acting, fashion design, first ladyship, television.

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Why Nigerian women have damaged hair, by Ayo Otubanjo

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hair

I know this is controversial, and might even be a taboo subject, and I might even be accused of generalising, but next time you happen to be sitting next to a Nigerian woman, have a close look at her head or hair. She is either wearing a wig, a weave or something else to hide the true state of her hair and scalp.

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Public relations is beyond posting on social media- Ali-Balogun

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Nkechi Alli-Balogun

It is impossible to discuss public relations in Nigeria without any mention of Mrs Nkechi Ali-Balogun. Former Chairperson of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Lagos State Chapter, she has soared high in an industry she stumbled into 20 years ago.

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Why women live longer than men

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Towering roles imposed on women by society, as well as traditionally-defined roles, almost make being male more enviable than being female. Yet, the same woman who works twice as hard as the man is said to have a longer life span.

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Gory tales from a native of Chibok: ‘My fiancee was taken away by Boko Haram’

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Market women and Men Association of Nigeria protesting over the prolong ASUU strike in Federal Secretariat, Abuja yesterday . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Mere mention of the name ‘Chibok’ these days resurrects sad memories of the over 200 kidnapped girls who still can’t return home. Today Woman to Woman brings you straight-from-the-heart tales from a native of Chibok, Borno State, who spoke with us in Lagos on anonymity. He tells of his escape from Chibok and why he will not accept his fiancee who happens to be in Boko Haram’s custody, if she ever gets released.

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I’m rebuilding Nigeria into a nation that works— Remi Sonaiya, presidential candidate

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Remi Sonaiya

Behold the only woman in the 2015 race for the lofty office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! Remi Sonaiya, KOWA Party’s choice candidate for this Saturday’s presidential elections, is a Professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics.

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Girls detonating bombs are coerced by Boko Haram

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Nike Ijeoma

Mrs Nike Ijeoma is the Executive Director of Change Managers International Network, an organisation that has since 1989 pursued vigorously the education of girls in Nigeria, particularly in the north. In this interview, she debunks claims that girls involved in suicide bombing in recent times are doing so in allegiance to Boko Haram’s religious extremism.

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We sell campaigns to the govt –Ogbolu

  /   in Woman 12:03 am   /   Comments

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Mrs Nkoli Ogbolu is the MD/CEO of Stagecraft Promotions Ltd. Having worked in different media organisations, her experience in the advertising industry has enabled her set up a business she enjoys doing. Besides carving her niche business wise, she takes time to be a mentor to youths. Business to her is not all about making money, the margin line might count but her staff are more important. Read on.

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We reach out to abandoned coastal region dwellers — Gbubene Abraham, President, CROWEF

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Gbubene Abraham

It is not every day you come across people who see the plights of others and come to their aid. Mrs Gbubene Praise Abraham is the president of Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation in Coastal Regin (CROWEF). Being an indigene of Delta State and also a humanitarian with a big heart, she has taken it upon herself to bring comfort to people in the different coastal region

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Nigerians do not believe in insurance — Victoria Adegbaju, BAC Insurance boss

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Victoria's-pix

Chief Executive Officer of BAC Insurance Consultants Limited, Mrs Victoria Bolajoko Adegbaju is working assiduously to expunge unfavourable impressions held by a large section of the Nigerian public about insurance. She is the author of ‘Know Your Insurance Rights’, a reader-friendly book that provides answers to myriad of questions bothering on insurance. In this interview, she speaks on issues hindering the industry and calls on regulators to rise up to the task of improving it in entirety.

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My dream was to become an air hostess— Adebola Okoisor, LUTH’s first ever female gynecologist

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•Dr. Okoisor Adebola

Behold the first female gynecologist that ever worked at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH!

Dr(Mrs)Adebola Okoisor who has since retirement in 1998 devoted her essence to caring for her grandchildren and mentoring the younger generation, turned 80 in May 2014. Her gaiety and demeanor however belly this milestone.

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Nigerian women express displeasure over scrapping of First Lady’s office

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Lipstick

Nigerian women have expressed displeasure over General Muhammadu Buhari’s decision of dissolving office of the First Lady if elected into office in 2015, describing the statement as anti women.

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Women should be protected against violence

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Domestic-Violence-3

The International Federation of Women lawyers (FIDA) recently held its workshop where legal framework and mechanisms were discussed for the protection of Nigeria’s citizens especially women and children, against all forms of violence.

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Group enjoins Nigerians to promote fair contest

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fair-contest

IT was a colourful gathering of both eminent and grassroots men, women and youths from both the South-Southern and South-East parts of the country, under the aegis of Southern-Eastern Peoples Development Foundation, SEPDF.

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Why I’m producing organic food for babies—Debo Adebayo, CEO, Tomi’s Treat

  /   in Woman 12:39 am   /   Comments

Debo's-pix

It is astonishing how a Chemical Engineer with a ten-year oil and gas career experience as a process engineer and project manager suddenly became an advocate for organic baby food. Mrs Debo Adebayo, a UK Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers had worked with companies like Foster Wheeler, KBR a subsidiary of Halliburton and Amec Oil and Gas with assignments in Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Libya and the UK; before the urge for organic food processing engulfed her.

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Ashimolowo fetes 4,000 widows in Osun

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The yearly event saw the widows each return home with six yards of beautiful African prints (ankara), monetary gifts and food items.

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We pass dividends of expansion to our customers —Debbie Akindele-Ojo

  /   in Woman 12:58 am   /   Comments

women-in-business-pix

The business was birthed from a casual suggestion by friends trying to comfort her protracted mourning session after the death of her mother. As far as Akindele-Ojo’s friends were concerned, she had all it would take for a fashion retail business: a knack for business, an eye for good pieces and credentials to get a bank loan to purchase her business premises.

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Nigerian govt yet to fulfil its contract with women—Prof Olabisi Aina

  /   in Feminista 12:14 am   /   Comments

*Prof Olabisi Aina

P rofessor of Sociology and specialist in gender development, Mrs Olabisi Aina is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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15 things to do in 2015

  /   in Lip Stick, LipStick 10:10 am   /   Comments

*Tiwa Savage

2) Do a check
If you are the type that grows gray hair at the very thought of having a tooth out, 2015 is a good time to overcome your fear of dental and medical check-ups. A comprehensive medical check-up is in order, as well as the appropriate treatment if necessary.

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Build a life by adopting a child, FG urges parents

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FEDERAL Government has called on Nigerians to change their perception about the issue of adoption, saying there is nothing strange or negative in adopting a child from an orphanage home, as they also deserve to have a better life.

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Our products fill the needs of the average Nigerian— Fayo Williams, ED, Rely Distributors

  /   in Feminista, Woman 12:41 am   /   Comments

*Fayo Williams

Fayo williams is the executive director of rely distributors. having qualified as a pharmacist in 1982, she went on to do her masters in pharmaceutics which was awarded in 1985. She is a qualified master trainer under the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This has enabled her teach young entrepreneurs what she has learned in the business world.

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Death of detained mother over bill at LUTH raises more dusts

  /   in Feminista 7:39 pm   /   Comments

•The late Folake Oduyoye

When earlier this year a campaign tagged “Not Again” was launched by notable women human rights group, Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre, WARDC, calling for concerted efforts towards ending the increasing number of Nigerian women who die at childbirth, not many understood the need for more of such campaigns in Nigeria until a couple of weeks ago when another needless maternal death dramatically occurred.

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I did not leave my husband—Olatunji-Edet, Lagos lawmaker

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Olatunji-Edet

Honourable Omowunmi Olatunji-Edet is the Chairman, House Committee on Establishment, Training, Pension and Public Service in the Lagos State House of Assembly, LSHA. She holds a first degree in English Language from the Lagos State University, LASU, as well as a diploma both in Theology and Computer Science.

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Persons with disabilities seek equal treatment, inclusion in policy making

  /   in Lip Stick, LipStick 12:10 am   /   Comments

Inadequate focus on disability issues and its attendant consequences have continued to remain a major challenge that threatens human existence and attainment of meaningful development.

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Experts task govt on full domestication of CEDAW by 2015

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Women’s human rights experts have challenged the Nigerian government to fully domesticate the ‘Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women’ (CEDAW) which it voluntarily ratified over 30 years ago at the United Nations.

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WISCAR graduates, inducts more career women

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Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) penultimate week, graduated its fifth stream of successful mentees and inducted new members, in order to mentor and develop young career women.

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Yabatech registrar bags award for human transformation, competency

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Yaba College of Technology’s Registrar, Mrs Biekoroma Charity Amapakabo, has said that she has expanded the registry so that people can exhibit their potentials which will bring about efficiency in service delivery.

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‘I’m obsessed with beauty and wellness’

  /   in Feminista 12:11 am   /   Comments

Okere Evelyn

An amazon who passionately strives for excellence in whatever field she steps into, Evelyn Okere has always had a knack for fashion and even her long years in the banking and telecommunication sector could not take that away. A long history of reading fashion magazines and following stylish trends saw to the creation of her fashion label, Rose di Omimi, in 2009. Evelyn who is also currently the Executive Director of Finance and Administration at Jevkon Oil & Gas Limited is co-founder and Managing Director at St. Eve Concepts Limited, an enzymatic health therapy/weight management company in Lagos.

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Affirmative action: State, party should emulate Jonathan, says Sarah Jibril

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Frontline female politician, Sarah Jubril

THE Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values, Dr Sarah Jibril, has called on state government and political parties in the country to emulate Jonathan’s administration on 35 percent affirmative action for women in public offices.

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Jim Ovia’s wife initiates talent-hunt show

  /   in Feminista 12:23 am   /   Comments

Kay-Ovia's-team

STAR Rising Initiative led by Mrs Ovia, wife of former Zenith Bank chief executive, Jim Ovia, is set to launch the maiden edition of its talent-hunt show in Lagos. The audition and selection of qualified candidates is scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

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Even the poorest have enjoyed plenty of food this year—Coordinator, Goodluck Initiatives ‘15

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Bilikisu Ohiani-David

Last week, to the dismay and pleasure of many, President Goodluck Jonathan finally declared his ambition to run for re-election in 2015. Mixed feelings have no doubt trailed his performance as president since his election in 2007. In this interview, Hajia Bilikisu Ohiani-David, National Coordinator, Goodluck Initiatives ’15 (Gio 15), fields questions on why Jonathan deserves a second term, citing instances of his work in the lives of women and youths. It would be recalled that Gio was one of the few groups that campaigned for Jonathan’s election in 2007.

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